Position Description:
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve’s Resource Management division preserves the rich archeological sites reflecting of indigenous history dating back over 10,000 years. This preserve also protects significant colonial era sites and Civil War and post-emancipation occupations of African Americans.

The current site of the Fort Caroline Memorial interpretive exhibit, a 2/3 scale model constructed in the 1950’s, is in danger of being submerged from climate change induced sea level rise. The interns will excavate shovel tests to determine if National Register of Historic Places eligible archeological sites are located within the area the fort replica is being moved to. Moving the fort exhibit will allow future generations the ability to learn about the French colonial occupation of the area.

Position Responsibilities:
1. Conduct archaeological survey for the proposed relocation.
a. Essential functions and responsibilities:
• Work alongside supervisor and GIS intern to record shovel test locations
• Record information from shovel tests on Survey 123 device.
• Collect artifacts and identify them in the lab.
b. Trainings provided in GPS, artifact identification, and cataloging.
2. Conduct visits to archeological sites within the Preserve.
a. Essential functions and responsibilities:
• Work with Supervisor to learn to assess archeological sites within the Preserve.
• Travel to known archeological sites to access, photograph, and record conditions.
• Provide brief summaries in Survey 123 Device of any threats to the sites.
b. Cultural Resource Inventory System (CRIS) training will be provided.
3. Assist Supervisor with setting up archeological site as UNF field school.
a. Essential functions and responsibilities:
• Work with Supervisor and University of North Florida archeology professor to prepare site for an upcoming archeological field school.
• Prepare and take inventory of equipment.
b. Training in the site history at St. Johns Period Shellring site.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Anthropology with a focus on archeology. At least one archeological field school or equivalent private sector work.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proficiency in use of computers – specifically Microsoft Suite and Excel
• Ability to operate vehicles, including towing and backing trailers. 

AmeriCorps Qualifications: 
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.  

Tagged as: Conservation

About Southeast Conservation Corps

Empowering young adults to cultivate compassion, responsibility, and grit through community service, hard work, and environmental stewardship.

Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy, is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. SECC selects young adults, ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, & emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southeast, including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC is an active member of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team & as such, selected crews may be deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days.

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